Top 4 Questions About Garden Bins, Answered!

Top 4 Questions About Garden Bins, Answered!

As you can imagine, being a specialist in the green waste industry, I get asked questions about our garden bins all the time. Those looking to hire a garden bin in Brisbane generally all want answers to the same questions.

Although I enjoy speaking with customers and explaining how our garden bin service works, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the top asked questions and provide answers online. This way, they can serve as a resource for others that may be wondering the same thing.

So without further delay, here are the top four questions I am asked about garden bins and the answers!

What is a garden bin?

The first question I am asked is what is a garden bin? To know what a garden bin is, you have to know the types that are available as there are various types of garden bins available in Brisbane.

  • The council’s green wheelie bin – The Brisbane City Council’s green bins is a good option for those with only a small amount of waste. They are 660 litres in size.
  • Hession garden bags and large wheelie bins – For those that have more garden waste that what will fit into the council’s green wheelie bins, hiring a hession garden bag or large wheelie bin from a company like sister company, Garden Bags Brisbane is a great option. Both the hession garden bags and large wheelie bins have a 1 cubic metre capacity.
  • Garden skip bins – Garden skip bins are much like standard skip bins but accept 100% green waste. They have a huge capacity of up to 12 cubic metres and are, therefore, ideal for large gardens.

How much is a garden bin?

I guess not surprisingly, the second question I am always asked is how much does it cost to hire a garden bin in Brisbane. The price will vary across Brisbane depending on what type of garden bin you choose and also from provider to provider. However, 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins offers some of the most competitive rates in the region.

Our garden skip bins start at just $275 for a 2 m3 bin and go up to $1,100 for a 12 m3 bin – all are on a 7-day hire. You will find our prices to be much cheaper than our major competitors.

What can I put in a garden bin?

There are strict rules and regulations as to what can and cannot be placed in a garden bin. Garden bins only accept 100% green waste.

Examples of 100% green waste include grass clippings, prunings from shrubs and trees, weeds, loose bark, palm fronds and leaves. Organic food scraps such as fruit and vegetable are not always accepted so check with your supplier.

At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we too only accept 100% green waste in garden bins and also accept organic food waste. However, we only allow logs up to 200 mm in diameter and do not allow soil.

Can dog poo go in a garden bin?

This actually isn’t a simple question as again it depends on the type of garden bin and the provider. It also depends on the frequency of collection and where it is processed.

The Brisbane City Council’s website states that animal droppings are prohibited from being placed in their green wheelie bins. This is also the regulation for the hession garden bags and large wheelie bins and our garden skip bins.

Therefore, if you choose one of the three types of garden bins listed above, the answer is no.


If you’re looking to do a major garden tidy-up, hiring a garden bin in Brisbane is an easy and effective way to remove your green waste. There are mainly three types of garden bins to choose from; the council’s green wheelie bin, a large hession bag or 1 cubic metre wheelie bin or a garden skip bin. Only 100% green waste can be placed into garden bins and in Brisbane, dog poo is not permitted to be placed in garden bins.

If you’re looking to hire a garden bin in Brisbane, then get in touch with 4 Waste today. Call our team on 0413 333 330 or visit our website for more information.


*Please Note: Prices mentioned in this article may not be accurite at the time of publishing or viewing and will not be honoured. For current pricing, always refer to the prices quoted when ordering.


Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm in diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.